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Japanese Woodblock Print Of Herons By Ohara Koson

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Pre 1950: Item # 1241657
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A beautiful and very detailed woodblock print by Japanese artist Ohara Koson (1877-1945) of two herons standing in water with leaves and branches in the background, slightly obscuring the view of a bright crescent moon amongst a beautiful night sky, fading from darker tone blues into icy tones. The herons' feathers are actually embossed into the woodblock and have many other detailed features, such as the scales and claws of their feet and the gleam in their eyes. The style of this print is called shin-hanga, a revitalization of the traditional ukiyo-e style, popularized during the Edo period (17th-19th century), otherwise known as "pictures of the floating world". Size: 15.25" tall, 10.25" wide